What does Verna mean?
Verna \v(e)-rna, ver-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced VER-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Verna is "spring green". Short form of Laverne; feminine form of Vernon. Used since the late 19th century. Virna (Italian) became familiar in the 1960s due to actress Virna Lisi. The name has a dated air.
Verna is a very popular first name for females (#359 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#19174 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Verna for girls. Verna reached its highest rank of #123 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Verna and corresponding names. Lavern, Laverna, Laverne, Verda, Vernice and Vernie are the popular varying forms of Verna listed in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4676%) and are now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Laverna, Verda, Verna, Vernice and Vernie falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Berna, Ferna, Merna, Varena, Varina, Varona, Veena, Veina, Vena, Venna, Vera, Vereena, Verena, Verene, Verina, Verine, Verka, Verla, Veron, Verona, Verone, Verowna and Veryna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Verna.